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Tortilla Soup & Mexican Cheese

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 35 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 577
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Tortilla Soup & Mexican Cheese
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min

This soup recipe combines flavors minced garlic, chopped tomato, onion and tomato paste into a chicken broth with garnishes like tortilla chips, slices of creamy sliced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro and Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese.

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder*
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 6 corn tortillas, torn or cut into small pieces
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, cut into slices or chunks
  • 1 cup broken tortilla chips or fried corn tortilla strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 6 lime wedges
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Stir in tortillas, chili powder and cumin; cook 3 minutes, stirring once. Add tomato and tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer 1/3 of soup to a blender container. Cover; hold a pot holder over cover to keep hot soup from popping the cover off. Blend until soup is pureed; transfer to 2 warmed shallow serving bowls. Repeat twice with remaining soup. Garnish with cheese, avocado, tortilla chips and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Serving Size 6

Calories 577

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 32.70g 52%
Sat. Fat 9.00g 48%
Mono Unsat. Fat 11.60g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.00g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 1601mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 62RE
Vitamin C 29mg 53%
Calcium 337mg 29%
Iron 5mg 22%